How to Generate an Animated GIF File With Photoshop


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Generating an animated GIF file with Photoshop

In Chapter 07, we learned how to create an animated SWF banner right out of Illustrator. However, there may be times when you need to create an animated banner but using the GIF file format. One of the nice things about the GIF file format is that it supports animation. The way that you define the animation is you create separate frames for the GIF, and then the GIF just plays them in succession. Unfortunately, Illustrator does not have the ability to export an animated GIF file. It can only export static GIF files. However, we also know that we can easily move information from Illustrator into Photoshop, while retaining our structure, things like layers, for example, and Photoshop does have the ability to export an animated GIF file.

So if you need to take some artwork from Illustrator and turn it into an animated GIF, here is a great way to do that. I have this document here created inside of Illustrator. It's called animated_banner, and I already have some layers created. Each of the...

Generating an animated GIF file with Photoshop
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Generating an animated GIF file with Photoshop provides you with in-depth training on Web. Taught by Mordy Golding as part of the Illustrator CS5 for Web and Interactive Design

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